Second Hand Shorts 7: Grip pressure
It’s time for another episode of ‘Second Hand Shorts’. You can watch the first six episodes of the series below:
Second Hand Shorts
Today’s short is all about the grip pressure.
A lot of people seem to struggle with this when they are hitting a shot under pressure, for example, a shot over the water or with a deep bunker in front of you. They start getting tense and end up gripping the club too tight.
The Pro at The Shack has some advice;
All I want you to think about when you are on the course or at the range working on this topic, is on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the tightest grip, have number 3 in your head.
So at setup grip the club with the feeling of a number 10, and then drop that feeling to a 3 and get used to what that feels like. Doing this relieves the tension from the forearms and relaxes the shoulders, resulting in a great golf shot time after time.
- Imagine a scale of 1-10 (10 the tightest grip)
- At set up, grip to 10, and then drop the pressure to 3
- Hit with a grip pressure of 3 and get used to that feeling
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